Kolyma Tales - Study Guide The Train Summary & Analysis

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The narrator is returning home to Moscow. He gets off the train in the town of Irkutsk, which is his first large town since leaving Kolyma, and much larger than Yakutsk. In Yakutsk he split up from his traveling companions. He buys underwear and walks through stores, and buys other personal items. The narrator looks at books in a bookstore , which he misses, and walks back to the train station. There he is approached by a criminal gang. The narrator is asked who he is and he tells them he is from Kolyma, where he was a paramedic. One of the gang members vouches for the narrator, and he is let go, since this breaks the rage of the gang, at least for the time being. The narrator buys a ticket to Moscow and boards the train. On the train, a Lieutenant vomits near the...

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